The adjective assonant is used to qualify those terms that, after their last vowel with an accent, share vowel sounds in the same order. There is also talk of assonance verses when they have this same characteristic.
The words they are assonance when, after their last stressed vowel, they present the same stressed vowels in each syllable. The exception is the vowels that do not have an accent in diphthongs. The inclusion of these words in a verse generates a assonance rhyme. The consonant rhymesInstead, they involve the coincidence of the letters after the accented vowel.
It should be remembered that rhymes are formed from the repetition of sounds. The usual thing is that the repetition is made from the vowel with an accent that is located at the end of the verse, in the last position. If, in two or more verses, the rhyme is created through the coincidence of the accented vowels of the different syllables after the last stressed vowel, the rhyme is assonance.
The women marched singing, / happy after the outbreak, / unwrapped by the wine / and ready to continue fighting.
In this case, as can be seen, the example presents an assonance-type rhyme that is constructed by repeating the vowel sequences AO (singing / fighting) and IO (outbreak / wine).
For a matter of ease when constructing the verses, assonance rhymes are more frequent than consonant rhymes, since the latter impose more restrictions on writing. As a result of this it should be noted that the assonance rhyme is also known by the name of imperfect or partial, precisely because it does not require the coincidence of all the sounds, but only of the vowels.
Choosing one type of rhyme over another should always be done in pursuit of the work and not out of a desire to display certain technical skills. Each can offer effects very different, and that does not carry in itself a qualitative but a stylistic value. If in the search for a perfect rhyme the verses lose their essence and become forced, then it is useless to find all the consonant terms, but it is preferable to opt for assonance.
The assonance rhyme is also known as assonance and it is a Literary figure, that is, an unconventional way of using words. Thanks to the figure In literary terms, it is possible to enhance the expressiveness of the language through certain semantic, grammatical or phonic characteristics, which remove the terms from their usual terrain, contrary to what we can achieve with trope.
It goes without saying that it is not common to find literary figures in everyday speech or in informal or spontaneous writings, since they are resources designed to beautify the plays meticulously. Other names by which literary figures are known outside of academia include rhetorical, stylistic devices or expressive, Y figures of speech.
It is correct to say that the assonance rhyme is related to the alliteration, the repetition or reiteration of similar phonemes within a literary fragment or text. A clear example of alliteration can be seen in the following fragment of a poem by Rubén Darío: “With the light wing of the slight fan”.
The objective of alliteration, as well as that of assonance rhyme, is to produce a sound effect thanks to which the expressiveness of the work is enhanced. It is important to note that some Spanish theorists do not include it in the group of rhythmic elements of versification but consider it a mere stylistic resource, since it is not governed by any norm metrics.